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File this one under the "it had to be done" category: a dual screen Russian Android phone. And not just any dual screen Android handset; this baby has one screen on the front and one screen on the back. That's right, no flipping open, sliding, or anything of that sort, merely turn the device over and you're facing the other screen.

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Oh yeah, and it turns out that other screen is curved. While I fail to see the advantage in this, apparently Russian president Dmitry Medvedev did, for he seemed fairly impressed with the device when it landed in his lap (OK, his office). As far as specs go, it looks this device will pack:

  • an LCD front display
  • an E-Ink rear display
  • 4G connectivity (not sure if it's LTE or WiMax, though I would guess it's the former, since it seems to be a more globally accepted standard)
  • Android OS, though it isn't clear what version

Finally, the processor and RAM have not been announced, and pricing and availability are of the same mysterious variety (though the video does imply that the device will not be available sooner than May 2011).

Here is the video in all of its Russian glory:

Source: Recombu via MobileCrunch